Last weekend, we had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with the Markris family. Shai is Mallory's sister. You may remember Mallory from previous posts, for she is always bringing over cool equipment for us to play with, like the Mamiya 645 and her home-made lightbox for making our own gum prints. Photographing families is one of our favorite things to do, and we have learned that spending a lot of time with our subjects is one of the best investments we can make toward the quality of our images. We have time to get to know the people we are photographing, and that allows us to create what we believe are more sincere and honest images that will have a much better chance of lasting a lifetime.